Somerset Berkley shows home run power in victory

DARTMOUTH – It was a great rebound win for the Somerset Berkley softball team.

The Raiders won their ninth game in their last 10 outings on Wednesday, beating non-league opponents Dartmouth in a road grace rule contest, 14-0.

Laney Martin took the win in the circle, pitching all five innings for SBR (12-4). She allowed just three hits while striking out 12 batters. Martin also went 2-for-4 at home plate.

Makenzie Jacob had a pair of hits, including a grand slam, a double, walked twice and had four RBIs. Alexis Ridge ran a two-run homer and walked twice.

Sydney Bednarz had two hits and three RBIs while Gabriella Nugent finished with two hits and an RBI.

Mary Jo-Laudati (two RBIs), Lynnsey Bumpus and Victoria Dematteo also had hits in the win.

The Raiders travel to Old Rochester on Friday.


Bridgewater-Raynham 6, Durfee 5

The Hilltoppers lost a close game at home to league opponents Bridgewater-Raynham.

Ethan Cambra led the way for Durfee (9-7) with two hits, scored two runs and had an RBI. Decon Mello finished with two hits and an RBI.

Alexis Montilla pitched a great game, going seven innings while allowing four earned runs, scattering 10 hits and striking out three batters.

The Hilltoppers travel to Dartmouth on Friday.

Dartmouth 9, Somerset Berkeley 3

The Raiders lost at home to non-league opponents Dartmouth.

Dean Gobeil, Camden Hoyle, Cole Taylor and Brennan Blaser each had hits for SBR (10-6).

Jonathan Lynch took the loss for the Raiders.

Bishop Connolly 9, South Shore Christian Academy 0

The Cougars shut out South Shore Christian Academy.

Connor Travis took the win over the hill for Connolly. He also went 3 for 3 with three RBIs. James Russell was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Finnegan Hall made a key defensive out from the outfield and doubled up a runner at second base.

The Cougars opened the scoring with five runs in the fourth inning and three more in the seventh.

Connolly will face West Bridgewater on Thursday.

Austin Prep 12, Bishop Stang 0

The Spartans lost in the CCL Cup Championship game against Austin Prep.

Cam Letourneau and Ryan Jones (double) each had a hit for Stang (11-4). Seamus Marshall suffered his first loss of the season on the hill.

The Spartans host Durfee on Monday.


Bishop Connolly 3, Westport 2

The Cougars qualified for the state tournament after winning three of five games against Westport.

Evan Kidd (6-1,6-3), Brian Ward (6-1, 6-0) and Alex Krynicki (6-1, 6-4) each won their matches for Connolly (7-5; 4 -2 in the Mayflower Athletic Conference) in singles competition. James McMahon and Jackson Forbes won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1.

The Cougars host New Bedford on Monday while Westport (3-10) host Wareham on May 25.


Westport 5, Bishop Connolly 0

The Wildcats swept all five games for Bishop Connolly.

Kaelyn Jones (6-4, 6-2), Gloria Moniz (6-0, 6-0) and Sam Parker (6-1, 6-0) each won their singles match for Westport (8-5) in two sets. . Kyra Ferreira and Mikhaela Rego won in the first doubles, 6-2, 6-0 while the second doubles team of Madison Plourde and Taliyah Raiche took victory.

The Wildcats travel to Wareham on May 25 while the Cougars (0-12) travel to New Bedford on Monday.

Sunday 3, West Bridgewater 2

The Bengals won a nail biter against West Bridgewater.

Lindsey Moniz continues her season unbeaten in the first singles for Diman (5-2), winning in straight sets 6-1, 6-1. Elizabeth Kinnane won at second singles while Kaydence Simoes and Madison Pereira played back and forth and won in a tiebreaker game at second doubles.

The Bengals travel to Somerset Berkley on May 25.


Durfee 3, Barnstable 1

The Hilltoppers took three of four sets – 25-19, 25-17, 24-26 and 25-16 – to beat Barnstable on Senior Night.

Durfee (6-10) celebrated seven seniors on the night – Mac Reed, Colin Guillemette, Tony Gomes, Caio Morais, Talmadge Holloway, Matthew Mederios and Tomas Hargis.

The Hilltoppers travel to New Bedford on Friday.

Secondary results from Wednesday 18 May


Bishop Connolly 9, South Shore Christian Academy 0

Austin Prep 12, Bishop Stang 0

Sunday 2, Southeast 0

Bridgewater-Raynham 6, Durfee 5

Dartmouth 9, Somerset Berkeley 3


Bishop Connolly v. South Shore, 3:30 p.m.

Bishop Stang vs. Bishop Fenwick, 3:30 p.m.

Diman southeast, ppd

Bridgewater-Raynham 13, Durfee 0

Somerset Berkeley 14, Dartmouth 0


Bishop Connolly 3 Westport 2


Westport 5, Bishop Connolly 0

Sunday 3, West Bridgewater 2


Bishop Connolly vs. Southeastern, 3:30 p.m.


Durfee 3, Barnstable 1

Steven Sanchez, sports editor of the Herald News and the Taunton Daily Gazette, can be contacted at [email protected] You can follow him on Twitter at @Chezsports. Support local journalism by purchasing a digital or print subscription to The Herald News today.

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